THE REAL ISSUE WITH ATHEISTS

   According to the Bible, the real problem with atheists is not an intellectual problem. Rather it is a moral problem. It is not that there is not enough evidence for God’s existence. Instead, the atheist chooses not to submit to the Creator.

 The Bible declares that those who act upon the truth will come to the light of Christ (John 3:16-21). On the other hand, those who suppress the truth of God’s existence are without excuse. For the invisible God has revealed His existence and power through His visible creation (Romans 1:18-23). 

 It appears that there are two opposing drives in each person. One is a thirst for God (John 6:35). The other is the drive for humanautonomy (Romans 3:10-12). 

If a person seeks God with all his heart, he will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). But if he chooses to continually reject the Creator, there is no amount of evidence that will change his mind, unless he chooses to sincerely consider the evidence. All that the Christian apologist can do is provide evidence for the existence of the God of the Bible and to refute arguments for atheism. Once a strong case for Christian Theism is made, the atheist must still choose to accept or reject the evidence. The inward persuasion of the Holy Spirit on the heart of the nonbeliever is necessary, but, in the end, the atheist must choose to follow that persuasion. 

The ultimate problem is not one of the intellect; it is a moral problem of the will. When all is said and done, one must choose God.

Article taken from http://www.philfernandes.org/thefailureofatheism.htm by Dr. Phil Fernandes